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Vodafone's Safaricom snaps up Essar's network assets in Kenya

Safaricom, the Kenya-based unit of Vodafone, is to gain the network assets of Essar Telecom Kenya as part of a $120 million (€91 million) deal that will also see Airtel Kenya take over the operator's subscribers.

China's TD-LTE rollouts give Asia Pacific the lead in LTE infrastructure revenues, says Infonetics

The rapid and massive rollout of TD-LTE by China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, propelled Asia Pacific to $3 billion in LTE infrastructure revenue during 2014's second quarter. That helped make the region into the largest LTE revenue generator, accounting for 54 percent of total global LTE infrastructure revenues, according to Infonetics Research.

5G project MiWaveS targeting millimeter-wave backhaul for small cells

Vendors Nokia and Intel as well as operators Orange and Telecom Italia are some of the backers behind MiWaveS, a collaborative project launched in Europe to develop millimeter-wave radio technologies for use in ultra-fast 5G radio networks.

Energy-efficient set-top boxes cut consumer energy costs by $168M, says NCTA report

While the debate over how much energy set-top boxes consume will continue, a new National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) report revealed that energy-efficient set-top boxes helped consumers save $168 million in energy costs last year. 

LTE Broadcast still at a limited stage in Europe

At least 16 operators worldwide have confirmed they are either trialling or deploying LTE Broadcast, although operators in only five European markets have publically revealed trials to date.

Eircom agrees long-term network sharing deal with Three Ireland

Eircom agreed a key network sharing deal with Three Ireland that will see the two operators share existing mobile infrastructure and split the cost of deploying new cell sites through 2030.

Hawaiian Telcom takes part in 100G SEA-US submarine cable system

Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

GSA: 16 mobile operators are testing or deploying LTE Broadcast

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) is reporting that LTE Broadcast has attracted the attention of at least 16 mobile network operators, which are trialing or deploying the technology in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

Microsoft's latest TV white space effort connects 28 schools in Namibia

TV white space (TVWS), the spectrum that sits between channels in traditional TV band spectrum, continues to generate interest in Africa, and a new trial of the technology in Namibia is being called the largest yet in terms of geography covered.

TWC network maintenance disrupts 12M broadband subs

Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required by the FCC to pay a $1 million fine to resolve an FCC investigation that found the operator failed to report multiple network service outages in 2013.